Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones

A spiced cinnamon scone drizzled with a lightly salted sweet maple glaze.  Treat yourself to one of these Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones with your morning cup of coffee or tea. 

Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones - light and tender spiced scones with a sweet glaze are a breakfast treat!

Just days after my baby girl was born, I was feeling the need to get into the kitchen and bake. Of course, with life being a crazy busy blur of feedings, diaper changes, and naps (for me and baby), I wasn’t able to find even a few minutes for baking in those early days. Hannah is now three weeks old, and while life still revolves around her feeding schedule, I’m feeling a little more settled. Baking and blogging are my therapy, the things I do just for me, and I can’t stay away from either for long.

So I’ve been back in the kitchen (and behind the camera), just a little bit. I’ve mainly been baking a few sweet treats and making homemade snacks and other pantry staples like granola.

Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones - light and tender spiced scones with a sweet glaze are a breakfast treat!

These Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones are my latest addiction. Bake me something with cinnamon and maple syrup, and I’m in love. (Case in point, my Cinnamon-Maple Baked Oatmeal. So yum.)

For these scones, I’ve added a hefty dose of cinnamon to the dough, to make sure the cinnamon flavor can’t be missed. A drizzle of a just-sweet-enough maple glaze completes these Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones and makes it hard to resist going back for seconds. I made the scones a little on the smaller side, so if you grab a second (which I totally did), you don’t have to feel too guilty about it. By the way, if you’ve never made scones with white whole-wheat flour, you’ve got to give it a try. It’s one of my favorite healthy substitutions, and it totally works.

One final note – these scones are just perfect as they are. Buuut… if you decide to mix some cinnamon chips into the dough, then let’s be friends for life, ok?

Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones - light and tender spiced scones with a sweet glaze are a breakfast treat!

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Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones
 
A spiced cinnamon scone drizzled with a lightly salted sweet maple glaze. Treat yourself to one of these Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones with your morning cup of coffee or tea.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 8 tbsp. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
For the glaze:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place white whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a food processor.* Pulse to combine. Add in the butter pieces and pulse until the largest pieces of butter are the size of small peas, about 6-8 pulses. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, use a fork to combine the heavy cream and ¼ cup maple syrup. Pour into the flour mixture and use the fork to stir until mostly combined. If a few flour bits remain in the bottom of the bowl, use your hands to gently and quickly knead them into the dough.
  4. Divide the dough into two equal rounds and transfer to a floured work surface. Press each dough round into a 1-inch thick disk. Cut each disk into six equal triangles and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until barely golden on the edges.
  6. Let scones cool on the baking sheet before glazing.
  7. To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, maple syrup, heavy cream, and salt. Drizzle glaze onto cooled scones.
*Alternatively, the dough can be made by hand using a pastry blender or your fingertips. Be sure to work quickly so the butter remains cold, and blend in the butter just until the mixture resembles coarse meal and the largest butter pieces are the size of small peas.
**Scones can be frozen before or after baking. Freeze unbaked scones on a baking sheet and then transfer to a zip-top bag. Bake straight from the freezer, adding a few minutes to the baking time.

 Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Scones - light and tender spiced scones with a sweet glaze are a breakfast treat!

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